Another old variant of the Samsung Galaxy line will be receiving an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update with reports that Sprint has started pushing out the latest OS to Samsung Galaxy S5 and S5 Sport variants.
The Galaxy S5 is a device that made its debut back in 2014 but is still considered one of the reliable devices to have these days. With the Android 6.0 M push having started a couple of days ago, Sprint customers are urged to be patient until they get a notification that the latest patch is available for application.
The availability of the Android 6.0 M should be welcome news to folks who still use the Samsung Galaxy S5 or S5 Sport. The OTA update is also expected to include security updates for Google and Samsung and address bugs that have been in existence for long.
The total update size is said to be around 900 MB. In the event that the update is already available, it is recommended that the mobile device is properly charged (at least 50%) or kept plugged in as well as have a stable WiFi connection to make sure that the OS update is downloaded in full.
For the Galaxy S5, this marks the third operating system upgrade. The S5 has already gone through Android KitKat and Lollipop before the current Marshmallow version.
The Galaxy S5 is still one of the more reliable phones that Samsung had to offer in the past, a device that had microSD card slot support before it was taken out in the Galaxy S6. The said feature is back on the Samsung Galaxy S7 line.
Aside from the two, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has already gotten a taste of the Android 6.0 M bump. It thus joins the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with the patch reportedly about 1.4 GB in size. It also includes the March 1 Android security patch.